Coming Clean is based on Haines’ journal entries during his first 90 days of sobriety after realizing that he had become dependent on alcohol. Haines’ vulnerability and humility make this book powerful and inspiring. I think that most people, myself included, can identify with Haines’ struggle with unhealthy dependencies–things we turn to (instead of God) in an attempt to cope with stress or pain.
One of the biggest takeaways for me from this book was that breaking free from addictions, even though the daily struggle will be intense and sometimes excruciating, will ultimately lead to more peace, joy, and intimacy with God.
I am marking this book off as “A book written by a first-time author” for the #VTReadingChallenge.